National Geographic : 1896 Jan
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION 1895-'96 Special Meeting, October 11, 1895.-President Hubbard in the chair. Vice President Greely delivered an address on The Sixth International Geo graphical Congress, London, 1895. Special Meeting, October 25, 1895.- PresidentHubbard in the chair. Mr Ernest Flagg, Architect of the new Corcoran Art Gallery and of the Wash ington Episcopal Cathedral, read a paper, illustrated by lantern slides, on The Development of the Mediaeval Cathedral. Regular Meeting. November 1, 1895. -Vice-President Gannett in the chair. Vice-President Ogden addressed the Society, giving a narrative of explo rations on the isthmus of Darien. Special Meeting, November 8, 1895.-President Hubbard in the chair. Major Alfred F. Sears, C. E ., read a paper, illustrated by lantern slides, on The Geographic Conditions that Create Great Commercial Centers. Regular Meeting, November 15, 1895. -Vice-President Gannett in the chair. General topic: The Hydrography of the United States, divided as follows: Hydrographic Investigations, by Mr F. H. Newell, Chief Hy drographer, U. S . Geological Survey; The Work of the Weather Bureau relating to Hydrography, by Prof. W. L. Moore, Chief of the Bureau; Stream Measurements in the West, by Mr A. P. Davis; Hydrographic Studies in the Appalachian Area, by Mr C. C . Babb, and Hydrography of the Navigable Waters, by Mr Marcus Baker. Each paper was illus trated by maps and diagrams. Special Meeting, November 22, 1895. -President Hubbard in the chair. Mr E. L. Corthell, D. Sc., C. E ., read a paper, illustrated by lantern slides, on The Tehuantepec Route. Regular Meeting, November 29, 1895.- - President Hubbard in the chair. Mr Marcus Baker read a paper on Alaska and her Boundary, illustrating his remarks by a series of historical maps. The discussion that followed was participated in by Hon. J. R. Procter, Gen. A. W. Greely, and Dr W. H. Dall. Special Meeting, December 6, 1895.- President Hubbard in the chair. Mr C. M. Ffoulke read a paper on The Tapestry-Producing Nations, and exhibited a number of typical pieces of tapestry from his valuable col lection. Regular Meeting, December 13, 1895.-- Vice-President Dabney in the chair. Dr C. Hart Meiriam read a paper on The Life of the Desert, with special reference to the fauna of the desert regions of the United States. Dr Merriam illustrated his remarks by means of a number of skins and of stuffed animals and birds; also by lantern slides of animals and of desert scenery.
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